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The council created the mission in March previous year - almost six months before a string of deadly rebel attacks on security and police posts set off a crackdown that drove Rohingya to flee into neighbouring Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Facebook, which has acknowledged its slow response to a torrent of anti-Rohingya hate speech spread on its site in Myanmar, said Monday that it is banning 20 Myanmar people and organizations from the site, including Gen.
  • Robert Mueller recommends prison sentence for ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos

    Robert Mueller recommends prison sentence for ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos

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    The sentencing memorandum also reveals Papadopoulos said he received roughly $10,000 in cash "from a foreign national whom he believed was likely an intelligence officer of a foreign country (other than Russia)". Now, Mueller has recommended that Papadopoulos see some time in prison. Most immediately, those statements substantially hindered investigators' ability to effectively question the Professor when the Federal Bureau of Investigation located him in Washington, D.C.
  • Pentagon: China is 'likely training' for strikes against US targets

    Pentagon: China is 'likely training' for strikes against US targets

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    As reported by South China Morning Post , the military base in Guam and other bases of the U.S. and allied forces could be targeted by the Chinese bombers in case of a war. President Xi Jinping a year ago ordered the modernisation of the PLA, which at nearly 1.0m troops is the world's largest standing ground force. The call has alarmed China's neighbours, several of whom are embroiled in tense border disputes with the superpower.
  • Omarosa: I believe Trump wants to start a race war

    Omarosa: I believe Trump wants to start a race war

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    Manigault Newman claims Trump officials offered her a job on the campaign as a way of silencing her, after she was sacked from the White House . Before joining the administration, Manigault Newman handled African-American outreach for Trump's presidential campaign. Manigault Newman was director of communications for a White House office that networks with various constituency groups until she was sacked last December by chief of staff John Kelly , citing "significant integrity ...
  • Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is ‘war crime’

    Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is ‘war crime’

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    The bomber targeted a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha where a group of young men and women, all high school graduates, were studying for university entrance exams. Before his death, Azam was apparently irate over the Afghan Army's decision to use three helicopters to transport the ISIS captives from Jawzjan province to Kabul instead of re-supplying his base, the Times reported .
  • Court documents: Colorado children found in oil well, may have been strangled

    Court documents: Colorado children found in oil well, may have been strangled

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    By Thursday, authorities said that they had found the bodies of 4-year-old Belle, 3-year-old Celeste and their mother, all "in close proximity" to each other. According to her Facebook page, Shanann Watts and her family had strong ties to Passaic County. Merson also requested that DNA samples be taken from Shanann Watt's hands and nails along with the children's nails.
  • Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

    Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

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    Officials have been planning the event since earlier this year, when the president, apparently inspired by a similar display he observed last year in France, discussed the parade in a meeting with senior officials at the Pentagon. It also was expected to involve a number of military aircraft flyovers. The District of Columbia Council had ridiculed the idea of a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, the 1.2-mile (1.9-km) stretch between the Capitol and the White House that is also the site of the ...
  • Foreign media on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Philosopher-king, masterful orator

    Foreign media on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Philosopher-king, masterful orator

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    But he later launched a groundbreaking peace process with Islamabad . Atal Bihari Vajpayee , 93, was on life support system at the country's premier health institute where he was undergoing treatment for the last nine weeks. Together with President Bill Clinton's visit to India earlier that year in March, it ended the chill that had set in after Vajpayee's decision to conduct nuclear tests two years earlier in 1998, which had angered the United States and other western powers and had ...
  • Koreas to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

    Koreas to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

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    At the historic first summit between Moon and the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Panmunjom in April they agreed the South's president would visit Pyongyang during the autumn. Pyongyang saw a second inter-Korean summit in 2007 when Roh Moo-hyun also met Kim Jong-il. The countries' chiefs of inter-Korean affairs met for almost two hours at the border village of Panmunjom before making the announcement.
  • Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning — QUALITY ALERT

    Wildfire smoke brings regional health warning — QUALITY ALERT

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    In the 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday morning the air quality was 'the worst in the almost two-decade observing record of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for any time of the year'. If you absolutely must drive, make sure to keep your car's recirculation button on. Those without air conditioning that allows them to close windows should find somewhere to go with clean air, such as a library or community center.
  • Rand Paul: Is Brennan getting paid to leak secrets to the media?

    Rand Paul: Is Brennan getting paid to leak secrets to the media?

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    According to CNN , "former intelligence officials typically maintain high-level security clearances after they leave their posts - in some cases, they provide counsel to current officials during times of turnover". Following the president's summit last week with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Brennan, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama , described Trump's behaviour as " nothing short of treasonous ".
  • All districts of Kerala flooded, rescue operations underway

    All districts of Kerala flooded, rescue operations underway

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    Officials said a red alert has been sounded in all the 14 districts of the state. All rivers from northern district of Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram in the south are in spate. Kerala wanted the outflow and the inflow of the water through the sluice gates of the dam to be the same. "The neighbouring states have been helping us and we need their help in the future too", added the chief minister.
  • London crash being treated as 'terrorist incident'

    London crash being treated as 'terrorist incident'

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    He has been further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Scotland Yard said on Wednesday. There is no ongoing chase. A number of pedestrians have been injured. No other weapons had been found, AC Basu said. Within seconds Westminster was on lockdown as armed officers surrounded the auto not knowing if he was armed or had a bomb and dragged him from the smoking vehicle.
  • Transgender woman makes history by winning Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

    Transgender woman makes history by winning Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

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    Army veteran Nick Polce. "The whole world is looking at this as a historic moment for a transgender candidate, but that's not what Vermont looked at", Hallquist, 62, said shortly after clinching the nomination. He's running for governor in Vermont. Hallquist campaigned on a promise to build up renewable energy and boost the state's rural economy by expanding broadband access.
  • US urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

    US urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

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    Trump's decision in May to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, in which Tehran agreed to nuclear curbs in return for sanctions relief, paved the way for the restoration of unilateral American economic penalties on Iran.
  • Prosecution presents closing arguments in Manafort trial

    Prosecution presents closing arguments in Manafort trial

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    The trial is the first to emerge from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but it does not relate to any allegations of Russian election interference or possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Closing arguments will begin next, followed by jury deliberations. Ellis, in making his ruling, said the defense made a "significant" argument, but he ultimately ruled the question "is an issue for the jury".
  • 'They hid it all': Catholic Church hid abuse of 1000 children

    'They hid it all': Catholic Church hid abuse of 1000 children

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    The grand jury wrote that the Church has used confidentiality agreements as a way to silence abuse victims from speaking publicly or cooperating with law enforcement. Most of the victims were boys, but girls were abused, too, the report said. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography, others were made to masturbate their assailants and others were groped and/or raped .
  • Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

    Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

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    Friday's announcement could further escalate tensions with Turkey, which continues to detain Andrew Brunson, an American pastor Ankara accuses of helping plot a 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Despite Trump's insistence, Turkey has not budged in freeing American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained by Turkey for nearly two years on charges that he was working with a terrorist organization and was a spy.